18 OCT WHAT'S NEW AT JO HILL TEXTILES

Online Free Motion Embroidery Courses

I'm delighted to let you know that I have been particularly busy during this last year producing a variety of online free motion embroidery courses which have proven to be extremely popular. The feedback has been amazing so if you would like to learn a new skill or expand your knowledge, why not take a look at the courses on offer, please follow the links below and use the relevant code for a 10% discount. 

If you are a beginner to free motion embroidery, I would recommend that you start with one of the beginners courses :

Applique Panels is ideal for absolute beginners to the world of free motion embroidery and applique. You will use a printed panel so it's really easy to follow and produce a fabulous piece of work, so why not sign up now via this link.

The Flowers and Grasses course is also perfect for beginners, its a longer course with additional techniques explained with clear instructions and support, follow this link to enrol.

The Landscapes course is for those with more experience in free motion embroidery or have previously completed the Flowers & Grasses course, to enrol follow this link and use the discount code EMAILTEN. 

If you love my Hare design, then why not produce your own piece of work, learn how on this course, link here.

My Garden Birds course is designed for the more intermediate sewer, I show you how to reproduce six bird designs from downloadable templates, to read about the course or sign up here.  Please use the discount code EMAIL10. 

On the Botanical Bags course you will be shown how to make two attractive and very useful bags. One is a small cosmetic bag and the other a larger tote bag, both are decorated with my signature embroidered flowers and use upcycled shirts/blouses or painted canvas. Follow this link to read more about it or to enrol, please use the discount code BAGS10. 

If you are interested in dying your own fabrics, then sign up to this course, link here. The results could inspire you to create a unique piece of work!

Finally, my framing course teaches you how to display your work is a simple box frame, find out more information here.

For Spring 2022, I am looking into providing face to face workshops, would these be of interest to you? Do you find that the online courses are easier to follow as you can work at your own pace, or do you miss the creativity of being in a group of like minded people? Your thoughts on the pros and cons of online v face to face workshops would be appreciated.


Top Tips

If you have found that you struggle with certain aspects of free motion embroidery, I have decided to produce a series of short videos on my Jo Hill Textiles Facebook page, which will show you how to overcome various common problems. The first Top Tip is how to draw straight lines with your sewing machine in free motion embroidery mode, I hope you find these videos helpful and keep a look out for future tips. Take a look here.

 

New Direction

Over the summer I decided to take my work in a new direction, I have been creatively working and experimenting on new ideas, methods of dying and printing and other new techniques which I have thoroughly enjoyed. This has resulted in me producing some new semi abstract pieces of work which I am delighted with. A hint of my new designs can be seen in the banner on my website. Although I still love my wildlife inspired designs, which can be reproduced through my online courses, as a textile artist I wanted to explore a new direction. 


Last Chance to Buy!

My printed range is now on sale, so when everything has gone they will not be replaced... this is your last chance to buy!  Still available are the cushion covers in several designs which would brighten any sofa!  Also my gorgeous soft cosmetic bags in a variety of colours and designs, my colourful 100% cotton tea towels and sewing kits which feature a flowers and grasses cushion cover for beginners or a bird and grasses design which is made in to a lampshade, for the more advanced. All products can be purchased via my website here and make wonderful Christmas gifts for those hard to buy for friends and family.     


Newsletter Sign Up

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